According to guitarist Matteo Di Gioia, going into the writing of 'The Chosen One', Destrage's fifth full-length, the plan was simple: "No bullshit. No half-baked or lukewarm stuff. No self-indulgence. No 'Okay, let's keep that because it's pretty good and we're friends' weak ass attitude." The results speak for themselves, building upon their already exemplary discography with humbling self-assurance. At the same time, it is very much an empowering record, encouraging both the members themselves and others to make peace with choices taken. "It doesn't matter what the outcome of a choice is, if it was taken with courage and good will, pursued with tenacity and driven by love, then that's the best choice you could ever take at that time, with the means you had," states Di Gioia. "We live in a very result-driven society that leads to a silent, intimate fear and sense of inadequacy, and we just want to infuse some confidence in people from the little point we can speak from."